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Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)

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Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)

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  • For Select Lumix Digital Cameras

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This is the DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery from Panasonic. Small and lightweight, Lithium-ion batteries can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effects.

Compatibility
Lumix DMC-GH2, DMC-G5, DMC-G6, DMC-FZ200, DMC-FZ1000 Digital Cameras
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Capacity 7.2 V
Output Voltage 1200 mAh
Compatibility For Lumix DMC-GH2 and FZ200 Digital Cameras
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)
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    PanasonicDMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)
     
    4.7

    (based on 150 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (109)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (65)
    • Lightweight (56)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Durable (35)
    • Fast charge (33)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (12)
    • Pricey (10)
    • Price (6)
    • Short life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (44)
    • Travel (38)
    • Home (21)
    • Landscape photography (20)
    • Macro photography (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (28), Professional (21), Semi-professional (18), Tech savvy (16), Semi-pro photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (130), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best backup or replacement option

    I am a film student at Eastern Washington University and I use my Panasonic GH2 I purchased from B&H a lot. Ovbiously, when I am out in the field or on a...Read complete review

    I am a film student at Eastern Washington University and I use my Panasonic GH2 I purchased from B&H a lot. Ovbiously, when I am out in the field or on a set, I can't afford to have down time with drained batteries, so I purchased some cheaper options off of some Electronic Bidding sites. That was a big disaster. Not only were the batteries significantly lower capacity in field use, but weren't capable of communicating with meter (non-decoded). Fortunately, I haven't had damage from the batteries to my camera, there isn't any good replacement for original equipment. I am a big fan of B&H, have been so for years. Be careful when looking for a deal on these batteries, the cheapest option isn't always the best, and it seems that on other websites there are counterfeit issues from Hong Kong. Thats why I recommend buying from a trusted supplier like B&H. These batteries might not be cheap, but they are still leagues better then the aftermarket or counterfeit junk.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK battery, dog slow shipping

    Battery's as good as this battery usually is. Not a very good battery, of course, and it runs down in a few hours of shooting, so you need several, and the price...Read complete review

    Battery's as good as this battery usually is. Not a very good battery, of course, and it runs down in a few hours of shooting, so you need several, and the price is skyrocketing for some reason. This is a huge weakness of the GH2 and other Pana MFT cameras, and Panasonic needs to correct this glaring flaw in the system and give us a decent battery. But anyway, it's the real thing and shows the charge level in the GH2, so it's as good as it gets. Problem for me was, it took about 9 days to get to me, and by that time I was already halfway through the trip I'd needed it for. I got by, with minor hassles, on the ones I had. But I would think B&H can ship a little faster than that. So I'm not thrilled for more than one reason. B&H is usually quicker than this one, so maybe it was a fluke. I hope they're not shipping "9-Day Turtle" just to save a few pennies.

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    5.0

    Nothing like OME parts

    By elk

    from PA

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

    Fast shipping works perfect

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    5.0

    Premium quality and Excellent Spare

    By AndyGJ

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Back Up
    • Digital Photography
    • Photography

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

    I got tired of struggling with just one battery since we use my G5 so much for family events and kids sporting activities. I finally broke down and purchased an original equipment battery.

    Yes, they are more expensive, but I wanted 100% assurance that I would not have any problems with the new battery. This one does just that.

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    5.0

    Nothing beats the Real Thing...

    By Deuterom

    from Philly Area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • A little pricy

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

    There are plenty of knock-off's out there and I've had my fill of missed shots so, anymore, I only put my trust in the batteries that I know I can trust. I'm not saying other brands aren't good, but reviews are often too sketchy to make me feel comfortable. I'll just stick with the OEM battery, thanks.

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    5.0

    Works perfectly!

    By AndrewW

    from Pa

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

    Battery works as an excellent back up!

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    5.0

    Gh2 battery

    By TeaCat

    from Madison

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

    Right tool for the job.

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    5.0

    OEM Battery

    By Doug

    from Chapel Hill, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

          I only buy OEM batteries. Less problems than generics.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works as expected

          By Maniz

          from Tempe AZ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

              I don't want to buy third party battery so bought Panasonic battery. It works as expected in Panasonic Lumix G6

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very good charge life

              By louisd

              from Boston, Ma

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthdays
                • Home Movies
                • Parties
                • Professional
                • Weddings

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                I use this battery regularly as part of a group of batteries during shoots. The life of a full charge is consistent across all the batteries I use.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The Accessory that you must have

                By park_ridge_dave

                from Chicago

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                    What can I say? You need a spare battery for a camera like this (any camera for that matter). I always buy a spare for a new camera type in the equipment that I use. This camera (Lumix FZ200) was no exception

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                    5.0

                    Great B&H Service

                    By Dave

                    from Virginia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                        Best battery for the Panasonic FZ 200
                        B&H has great service by the way

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        B&H always has the best products for me.

                        By thethurm

                        from Reidsville, NC

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                              Extra battery for my camera.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A necessity

                              By anonymous6

                              from Ithaca, NY

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                  Having an extra battery that is fully charged is a necessity when you are traveling.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good to go!!!

                                  By A/V Reviewer

                                  from fredericksburg, va

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Birthdays
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Parties
                                      • Professional
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                      Used as an extra battery for GH2.

                                      It is fantastic and is the original battery and a good price from B&H.

                                      If it was higher power, that would be awesome.

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                                      4.0

                                      Extra Battery is a must

                                      By David

                                      from SC

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                      Got this battery to have a back up while on vacation in Italy. Using battery in a Lumix G5. One battery last about a day of heavy picture taking, 250 to 350 pictures. I typically use my camera in burst mode to have 3 exposures of each shot. There are generic brands, but they have mixed reviews. The extra battery matches the performance of the battery that came with the camera.

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I need.

                                      By Don

                                      from Tampa Bay area, Florida

                                      About Me Advanced Amature

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Does The Job

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                          Video recording uses a lot of power. An extra battery is essential. OEM is the best bet.

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                                          5.0

                                          Exscellent for LUMIX camera

                                          By KMD

                                          from New Orleans, LA

                                          About Me Parent

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Recharge
                                          • Long Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                              I initially bought a generic battery and one year later it couldn't hold a charge. So, I bit the bullet and bought this one and I have loved it. It charges quickly and holds the charge!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Panasonic battery

                                              By TopekaMan

                                              from Topeka, KS

                                              About Me Amateur Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Best Price For Oem Part

                                              Cons

                                              • none

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                                Searched the internet looking for a spare battery for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 camera. I could find only a couple of web sites that carried an Original Panasonic battery, and of those few sites, B&H had the best price. Almost everything I read about the clone battery replacments was not very positive. That is why getting a genuine Panasonic battery was important to me. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Great battery, nice features - expensive

                                                By Bob Smith

                                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                                About Me Film Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Long Lasting
                                                • Quality

                                                Cons

                                                • Expensive

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                                  Solid Panasonic quality, great having the chip for accurate duration info but it is expensive for what it is.

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                                                  • Yes

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Always a spare

                                                  By Terpsichore

                                                  from Tacoma, Washington

                                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast Recharge
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Long Lasting
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                  • none

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Birthdays
                                                  • Home Movies
                                                  • Parties
                                                  • Professional
                                                  • Travel
                                                  • Weddings

                                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                                  I bought this because nothing is worse than being on a trip, seeing lots of wonderful picturesque sites only to discover you should have charged your camera battery last night. I always carry an extra battery and keep both the one in the camera and the spare charged up.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great product

                                                  By ABu

                                                  from Santa Fe, NM

                                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast Recharge
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Long Lasting

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Professional

                                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh):

                                                    I use this battery in my Panasonic GH2 Camera mostly for video production. The battery lasts 2 hours or more. So far I haven't seen anything bad about it. Perhaps they could make a battery that lasts 5 hours or so. But I have two now so it's all good!

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